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New Age: Notes of a Fringe-Watcher

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Published March 1st 1991 by Prometheus Books (first published 1988)
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Lena
Jul 26, 2007 Lena rated it liked it
This book is a collection of the author’s columns written for both Skeptical Inquirer and several other publications. Though published nearly 20 years ago, many of the topics Gardner discusses are still highly relevant in current times. His essays range over subjects including televangelism to UFOlogy. I found his discussion on the widespread fraud perpetuated by famous psychics and the persistent gullibility of paranormal researchers to be particularly informative. Though not specifically just ...more
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Aug 19, 2014 Remo rated it really liked it
Recopilación de columnas del autor en el Skeptical Inquirer, y continuación de La ciencia: lo bueno, lo malo y lo falso. En los artículos el autor comenta libros y acontecimientos relacionados con todas las calañas y catervas de las pseudociencias: parapsicología, psicocinesis, telequinesia... Así como en el anterior libro el prota absoluto de las cricifixiones era Uri Geller, ese farsante, en esta entrega parece llevarse la copa a la tarada del año la ínclita Shirley McLane, a la que dedica tre ...more
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Mar 19, 2013 Shenanitims rated it really liked it
Another classic Gardner. Not as amazing, or dense, as his "Science: Good, Bad, Bogus," but still a welcome addition to the bookshelf. A voracious citer, Gardner's books will often leave you with more authors/books to seek out; this one is no different.
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Aug 22, 2010 Tom rated it it was amazing
Martin Gardner's columns discussing the paranormal, televangelists, UFOs, and so forth. It was shelved at McKay's under New Age religion. Interesting read.
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Martin Gardner was an American mathematics and science writer specializing in recreational mathematics, but with interests encompassing micromagic, stage magic, literature (especially the writings of Lewis Carroll), philosophy, scientific skepticism, and religion. He wrote the Mathematical Games column in Scientific American from 1956 to 1981, and published over 70 books.
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